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On Wednesday afternoon, Jan. 4, 

1939, Mrs. Burtle Yeomans passed 

peacefully away. Up to a few days 

I before she died Mrs. Yeomans had 

gone about her household duties and 

I appeared to be in her usual good 

I health. 

About three years ago Mrs. Yeo- 
mans had undergone a very serious 
operation but had apparently recov- 
I ered and enjoyed good health until 
a short time before her final illness. 
Mrs. Yeomans took a deep interest 
in the life of the community, and as 
recently as the 5th of December last, 
read a paper before the local Women's 
Institute. Her maiden name was 
Edith Maude Glover, daughter of the 
I late Thomas and Agnes Glover, pion- 

I eers at Camden East, where Mr. Glover 
ran a saw mill about eighty years ago. 
There were eleven children in the 
family of Thomas and Agnes Glover, 
seven boys and four girls, of whom 
the deceased was the youngest. Rich- 
ard, Jane Ann, Samuel, Herbert and 
Edith Maude are deceased. Those still 
living are: Agnes, Elginburg; Robert 
John, Camden Elast; Thomas James, 
Toronto; Albert, Kingston; Eliza May, 

I Wilton; and William Ryerson Glover, 

Mrs. Yeomans leaves to mourn her 
loss her husband Burtle Yeomans, and 
a son, Hubert Glover Yeomans, six- 
teen years of age and a student of 
Newburg high school. Mrs. Yeomans 
was graduated from the Newburgh 
High School at an early age and af- 
terwards taught at Wesley, Tamwortb 
South and Odessa South. 

Mrs. Yeomans dedicated her life 
to her home which she loved above 

I all other places and to the education 

I of her son. 

The funeral services were held at 
her late home, "The Pines," south of 

I Camden East, on Friday, Jan. 6, and 
was attended by a very large number 
of friends, and all the brothers and 
sisters living. The service was con- 

' ducted by her minister, Rev. Mr. 




Douglas, and Rev. Dr. George Brown 
of Chalmers Church, Kingston. 

Interment was in the family plot, 
Camden East. 

Two Resolutions Are 

Recommended Fih 

The finance committee of t? 
Council discussed a resolutioi^ 
by Stratford Council, re thj 
of the customs regulation^ 
the transport of Ameri^ 
bond to Canada betwej 
River and the Niagara 
committee decided 
council that the r§ 

The finance 
recommend to 
tion passed bj 
the licensins 
cleaners ai; 

grape 5 

cue upset. They do 

hi, and in criticizing 

5y maintain that the 

Tit has sold the Empire 

But it is the British 

5t Britain, that is at fault. 

have in our midst a group 

than the British, more loyal 

Tng. The ghosts of Alan McNab 

Tnnexationists of 1849 still stalk 

5orters of collective security have 
profoundly shocked. They see in 
Uch the end of the political functions 
^the League, and in consequence their 
fision of a world order vanishes into thin 
3ir. They place the blame for this un- 
fortunate result square on the shoulders 
of the British Government, hence they are 
coming frankly to distrust the control of 
Canadian foreign policy from Westmin- 
ster. The nationalists look for recruits 
from the more disillusioned members of 
this group. 

Even the nationalists are not any too 
^happy about the whole business. They 
^pport the agreement for two reasons. 
j^t, it was not our agreement, and hence 
^ad no right to tell somebody else 
"le should do about it. Second, they 
l^ed because war was averted, and 
^vious that Canadian participa- 
ting to be automatic. Such a 
^well have had disastrous na- 
|nces, without adequate off- 
les. But this is a short 
the future for a small 
|ids to so great an ex- 
^ts livelihood ? Can 
;ing involved in a 
snty years ? If 
Event our being 

government evl 
agrees with thq 
bound by the de 
In the world tc| 
opposition to a 
Hence it is of 
government bee 
by its own chq 
over which it 

It may be 
historical back| 
for Canada to rl 
trality legislatiJ 
view of belligj 
make our positi| 
least it would 
right of choosinl 
legislation woulf 
the status quo 
semble to make| 
ant point, ho\ 
clarify our pc 
policy before al 
crisis is upon uf 
tomatic. To re 
time of tranquil 
in time of stres| 

Efifective cont 
along with abc 
Privy Council, 
still to be takenj 
government in 
steps can be tal 
mentally our i| 
Crown or the 
But action must 
crisis is upon usl 
people of Canad| 
ernment. In 
self- go vernm.en 1 1 
shrink from tht 

I spaceman would be weig^''| 
land there would be no 
Itance to his movements. \^1 
[would not tumble down if 
J capsule door was open^ 
I though he might drift away 
he was not careful. Jet pistols! 
[attached to the spacesuit could 
[be used for propulsion or a life- 
] line could be used for the trans- 1 

Deaths and 

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Mrs. Bernice H. Saundercook, 
59, who died suddenly Aug. 9 
at her Collins Bay residence 
just six weeks after her hus- 
band succumbed over the Do- 
minion Day weekend from a 
heart seizure, was buried re- 
cently in Cataraqui Cemetery. 
She was a daughter of the 
late James Yeomans and his 
wife, the Maude Amey, 
and had resided 50 years in Col- 
lins Bay. Her late husband was 
Bruce M. Saundercook, an On- 
tario conservation officer. 

Mrs. Saundercook attended 
Strathcona Park Presbyterian 

Surviving are two daughters, 
Mrs. L. (Joan) Clark, of Col- 
lins Bay; Mrs. B. (Betty) Bull, 
of Brampton, and six grandchil- 
>! Rev. Stanley Self officiated at 
the 2 p.m. service Aug. 11 
from the R. B. Cullen funeral 

Pall - bearers were Lloyd 
Downey, Bud Fenton, William 
McVety, Jack WUder, William 
J. Henderson. QC, and William 

p.m.. sponsorec 

Ploughmen's Association. AdrnT^ST 
and 10c. Limch. 

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■yiEOMANS^At Camd'en Bast, on Wed- 
n-esday, JamaaTy 4th, 1©39, Maude 
Glover, beloved wife of Burtel Yeo- 
mans. , , . 

Funeral will take place from her late 
resideaoe, cm. Friday morimng at 
111 o'clock. 

LAVELL— On Wediaesday, January 4tih, 
li939, at the home of her brother, 
Dr A. E. Lavell, 1'12 Kendal Ave., 
Toronto, Sara A. Lavell, eldest 
daughter of the late Dr. Michael 
Lavell, of Kingston. 

Funeral private at the above address, 
on Thursday evening. 

Interment at Kingston. 

•OBKMAN— At the heme of her 
daughter, Mrs. C. I. Haynes, R. R. 
No 3, St. Catharines, on January 
list, 1939, Jane, daughter of the 
late Hon. Ohas. Clarke of Elora, 
widow of the late Wm. Workman of 
Stratford, and mother of Mrs. W. C. 
Baker and C. W. Workman of 
Kingston, in her 86th year. 
Pumeral in Stratford, Ont. 

In Memoriam 

GWATKIN— In loving memory of John 
J. Gwatkin, who passed away Jan, 
5tto, 1938. 
—Sadly missed and lovingly remem- 
bered by w ife and family. 

In Memoriam 

COWDY — In loving memory of William 
H. Cowdy, who passed away Jan. 
5th, 1931. 
Not dead to us who loved him. 
Not lost, but gone before. 
He lives with us in memory. 
And will for evermore. 

— Sadly miss^ed by his wife, daugh- 
ters, Nora and Pearl, and son, Sammle. 





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Card of Thanks 

Mr. William Wilding and family I, 
wish to thank the Sisters and nurses 
of the Hotel Dieu Hospital, Dr. Bob-J 
ertson and Dr. Quigley. for their kin' 
ness, also their many friends a, 
neighbors for the beautiful spiritij 
and floral offerings received duj 
their sad bereavemenifc. 

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LIFE STILL full after 60 years together- 
Mr. and Mrs. Philip Plotz, of Denbigh. 

I Reunion Feb. 15: >**.!, itvi"<j. 

Veteran Denbigh Ex-guide, 
Philip Plotz Wed 60 Years 


Staff Correspondent 

DENBIGH — Give co-opera- 

.ion and say as little as possible 

I during .an argumemt. 

These are two of tihe rngred- 
Ijients for Jiappimess wliioh a Den- 

I bigh couple 'have tried to follow 

II in almost 60 yeairs of married 
life. Mr. aoid iMps. Philip Plotz 
Sr. Will celebrate their golden 

II wedding anniversary on Feb, 
The fami'ly plans a reunion 
Ij for Sunday, Feb. 15. at the 
II Plotz ihome in Denbigh. 

r. Plolz. 81 and still fairlj' 
I active, spends ihis days quietly. 
Ihel'ping ihis wife. Gertrude, do 
■ housework or occasionally he 
Ipubtors around 5iis basement 
I woodwork shop where he makes 
1 chairs. Mrs. Plotz, 78. 
J suffers from a crippled right 
I knee but maintains her own 
I 'home and from this reporter's 
I persorral observation still man- 
lages to put up a delectable din- 

Life^long residents of Dcn- 

I bigh. the couple were married 

I by a Lutheran minister. Rev. 

W. Schneider, in February of 

99. Since them they have niov- 
led 13 times, all within the small 
|settlement of the town. 

r*. Plotz spent the eady 
I years of his life at various 
I occupations including lumbering, 
I construction and farming. Dur- 
Jing *his time he was a giiide for 
Ihunters in the northern area and 



Imand. At one time he guided 

I for the Napanee Hunt Club, 

|headed at'that time by the late 

T. R. Dafoe. AlbhO'Ugih most 

iiembers of the Hunt Club are 

low dead th? 81-year-old former 

l^uidf caJi sli'li remember trips 

/itili Napa,Tiec's Jack Allison amd 

jBcrtrand Hawley of BatJi. 

1923 Mr. Plotz assumed t'he 
I duti?s of fire ranger for the 
I Denbigh districi, a position he 
held unfil reliremert in 1954. 
1 Mrs. Plctz helped in Uhe 
iaimly's cconrmy. For 12 con- 
secutive years she operated tihe 
I Ontai'io Deparbnemt of Lands 
and Forests telephone central at 
her home. She also ram a tour- 
ist home. 

Through (heir many years of 
married hfe the couple have 
gained a host of fripnds includ- 
ing many Napanee hunters and 
(Kingston Police Deputy - Obief 
J Andrew Ready. .Mr. Ready at- 
I tended a celcbrat.'on marking 
.heir 55th anniversary in 1954. 
Napanee friends include Car- 
I son Graham, town clerk-treaeur- 
and Napanee businessmen 
I Percy Asselstinc and Bert Weiss, 
usually stays at a 
I lodge operated by a son of Mr. 
I and Mrs. Plotz. but they never 
1 fail to visit itihe friendly atmos- 
I phere of the senior Plotz home. 

Life has settled down for this 
I friendly twosome now but there 
11 a twinkle iti their eyes 
1 firm handshake for a call- 
Sitting in the Plolz home 

gives one the impresaion of a I 
family dedicated to <a deetp re- | 


Se\'eral plaques Qiamg on bhe I 
waiUs. One bears the inscription I 
"The Family That Prays To- | 
gether Slays Together." 

"I do mifss my oliureh." Mi's. 
Plotz said. "Of late years I | 
have been unable to attend.'' 
Pt-ominently i-ituated in th( 
home is a family Bible and sev 
eral times during the interview I 
references wei-e made to tthe | 
Good Book. 

Five children, all boys, were I 
born lo the couple, but only I 
three are living. Their first- 
bom, Stainley, died at four. I 
Their second son, David passed I 
away in 1953 at K. He was a I 
former member of the Kingston | 
Police Department. 

Two sons. Gad and Gordrtn, I 
reside in Denbigh, and Oscar the | 
thjfi-d son, lives m Egainville. Mr. 
and Mrs. Plotz have 12 grand- I 
children and nine great graotd- 

Mrs. Plotz was bom in Dem- I 
bigh, a daughter of Mr. and I 
Mrs. David Youmans and was [ 
one of 11 ohildren. Only one | 
sister, Kaite, 92. of Washingtoi 
State, U.S.. is stiU alive. Mr 
Plctz was bom m iJhe Ple\'na I 
area, but lived most of his life [ 
in Denbigh. 

The regular schedide fw the I 
couple is to rise before seven I 
in the morning a'nd retire at | 
niine eadi nig'hf. A 12-incli tele- 
\-i'5icn set provides entert'ain- 
ment. but Mrs. Plotz idles away I 
the hours kniitting or embroider- 1 

"We are just biding our trme I 
until the Lord calls us," M>rs. 
Plotz said. 

In the summer, Mr. Plotz 1 
spemds a great deal of his time 
in ilii'S garden. Among his vege- 
tables are cucumbers which 
.Mrs. Plotz preserves. "I would 
get out more, but my wife | 
doesn't like to be left alone," 
Mr, Plctz commented. 

Until la«t summer Mr. Plotz'a 
hePTing was good, although he I 
been deaf in one ea 
y years, He 'now wears a I 
hearing aid. but his eyesight is' 
slill ccmparauvely good. Mrs. 
Plctz has a slight hearing de- 
fect, but her eyesight is excel- ■ 
lent. I 

Mr. Plolz used (o smoke and 

chew tobacco but he ga^-e it up 

some time ago. "! have nevef I 

seen him with liquor but I think I 

he used to take some when he f 

as young," his wife comment- | 

I. [ 

Mr. and Mi-s. Plotz will be at I 

home to their many relatives | 

and friends on February 17. 


MONTREAL (CP)— The Mont- I 
real parks department reports I 
more than 15.0(K) youngsters have I 
egistered to play hockey this I 
winter in city-sponsored leagues | 
comprising five age brackets. 

The Bible 

District Secretary. The Upper 

Canada Bible Society 
"Tliat book tells me the mean 
ing of life," declared a new 
Canadian imniigirant as lie 
placed $5,000.00 iTi cash into the 
hands of a British and Forei] 
Bible Society representative. 

A Roumanian immigrant came 
■to Canada a few years back and 
I settled as a farm laborer in the 
Niagara Peninsula. A Bible So- 
I ciety Colporteur left with him a 
; copy of the New Testament in 
his native tongue. This immi- 
grant found in the Scriptures the 
, snswer to liis hearts deepest 
need, and by consistent reading 
he grew in grace and knowledge 
of 6he Lci-d Jesus Christ. „ 

When asked by a Bible Society 

representative. "What does this 

boo'.: mean to you?" this 

Roumanian declared, "that bock 

I tells me the meaning of life!" 

I and placed $5,000.00 in savings 

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Grace Church 

An Associoted Gospel Church 

Cor. Nelson St. ond First Ave. 

Rev. Dwight L, Potterson, 

B.TH., Poslor. 

8.00 o.m.— Holy Communion 
10.00 o.m.— Sundoy School. 
11.00 o.m. — Morning Prayer 

7,00 p.m.— Adult Confirmo 
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ported to have had an axm broken and 
several ribs cracked. 

The accident happened five miles 
east of Napanee. The men were re- 
moved to the Hotel Dleu Hospital 
where their condition is reported to 
be satisfactory. The truck was a to- 
tal loss. 

Tragedy at San Diego, Cal. 

— Slayer Is a Noted 


SAN DIEGO, Calif., Aug. 26— A 
butcher knife wielded by a woman, 
who police said, was crazed, brought 
death to Miss Ann Kiffe, 50-year-old 
housekeeper In the home of Dr. Anita 
Muhl, 40, and, serious injuries to 
the doctor. 

The alleged assailant, captured by 
police last night a half mile from 
the Muhl heme, was identified by 
them as Dr. Virginia Wilson, 36, a 
graduate of Washington University, 
St. Louis and imtil a recent nervous 
breakdown, a teacher in the summer 
school of the California College of 
Medicine at Berkeley. 

Dr. Muhl had brought Dr. Wilson 
home from the psychopathic ward of 
the county hospital only a few hours 
before. The woman had been placed 
under observation after she allegedly 
had caused a distiu-bance at another 

Police said Dr. Wilson, a specialist 
in psychiatry and hygiene, was clad 
onT/ in a blanket when captured and 
still carried the knife. 

Dr. Muhl Is one of the prom- 
inent women In the west in the field 
of psychiatry. 


CHICAGO, Aug. 26 — Rev. Stan- 
ley Rogalski, 55, Catholic priest of 
Kitchener, Ont . , dropped dead yester- 
day while preparing for mass in a 
local church. 

Deposed Pre; 
Cuba Reai 

I If He Ginnot Get Accom- 
modation on C. N. Steam- 
ship He May Leave 
Nassau in Seaplane 

NASSAU, Aug. 26 — Gerardo Macha- 
do, deposed President of Cuba, pre- 
I pared for hasty departure to an un- 
announced destination by plane or 
I steamer today. 

A seaplane floating in the harbo; 


Deceased Was a Very Pro- 
minent Woman in Vari- 
,ous Circles 

NAPANEE, Aug. 26— Early Friday 
morailng, death claimed a very high- 
ly respected resident of North Fred- 
ericksburg in thvj person of Mrs. 
Eliza Yeomans i:i her 71st year, and 
in her parsing the comn;unity has 
lost a devout christian woman, and 
the Conservative party of this county 
one of its most faithful workers. 

Although th© deceased :had not 
been In the best of health for some 
years, her condition was not consider- 
ed serious, until last week when she 
suffered a severe stroke. 

Her two sisters, Mrs. Cummings 
of Toronto, and Mrs Reid of Napanee 
who has been spending a few days 
in Toronto with Mrs. Cummings. ar- 
rived in town on Thursday evening, 
or a few hours before Mrs. Yeomans 
passed away. 

The deceased was one of a family 
of four, a daughter of Benjamin 
and Rebefcah Detlor whose home was 
in the township of Richmond, near 

Her early years were spent at her 
home and after her marriage to Jos- 
eph Yeomans, a well known far- 
mer of Richmond, three years were 
spent on the farm of Selby. Leaving 
Se'|;y they rtioved to Switzerland 
where they spent several years, af- 
ter which they left for Wesley. Sev- 
eral years were spent in the Wesley 
district, and then they moved on the 
farm on the river road, about one 
mile v/est of Napanee. 

On locating in this community. Mr. 
and Mrs. Yeomans joined Grace 
United Church, where both took a 
very exceptional interest . Mrs . Yeom- 
ans was very interested in Sunday 
School work and for many years was 
a mem.ber of the Friendly Bible Class. 
She also was a member of both Wo- 
men's Associations and the Women's 
Missionary Society She took an ex- 
ceptional interest in politics. and was 
honored some time ago by being el- 
ected one of the vice presidents of 
the Conservative Association for this 

Her interest in her party never wav- 
ered, and right up to the last she 
evinced much interest in the party 
which she served so faithfully all 
her life. For many years she was a 
member of the Women's Christian 
Temperance Union. Her Interest in 
Christian Work was so keen that not 
only did she serve in her own church 
but she also attended the Pentecostal 

Her husband, who predeceased her 
a little over four years ago was for 
one year Reeve for North Fredericks- 

She leaves to moum her loss an 
only son Harold Yeomans with whom 
she resides two sisters, Mrs. Robert 
Reid of Napanee and Mrs. Cummings 
of Toronto, and three grandchildren, 
n only brother William Detlor pas- 
.d away a few ye9,rs ago. 



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14033 Golden, New York 
June 25, 1965 

Dr. H. C. Burleigh 
Bath, Ontario 

Dear Dr. Burleigh: 


Your name and address was given to me through the 
courtesy of Reverend Zufelt and Miss Florence Welsh of 
Picton, Ontario. I had written to Reverend Zufelt 
recentlj^ regarding information on the "Youmans, Yeomans, 
Yeamans" family who had lived in that area years ago. He 
in turn spoke with Miss Welsh and she offered the list- 
ing of Historians in several areas of Ontario to Vi^hom I 
might write for "info". Reverend Zufelt sent gravestone 
inscriptions of the "Youmans" buried at White Chapel (Old 
Conger) church-yard. 

For some time, I have been doing research on the 
"Youmans, Yeomans, Yeamans" family along with BATES and 
allied families. I started with BATES originally and 
then branched to allied families, "YOUMWS, YEOIMNS, 
YEAIvIAWS", being the first one after I learned that my 
husband's great grandmother was a "Youmans", 

I have mentioned the various spellings of the name 
for the reason I have found it spelled differently a 
number of times and yet referring to the same families. 
Our great grandmother spelled her name "Youmans", yet 
some of her family before her had spelled it "Yeomans" 

and "Yeamans". Our "Youmans"^ lived Jji Norfolk Gourrty, 

Ontar iQ_. but camg_XPQm . New .Br.unswic£ -lii,.JtEa^^jS.aj?i^ZL8i^^ s . 

And, believe they originally Qam^J^romthe^ St 

pos s ibly tFni't e"d" Emp ire" Loya 1 £ s t"s',^"T: haven ' t proven th is 

fact as yet (working on this theory now), 

I really believe that our ancestor -DANTET. -YQIIJM.HS 
did not come alone to_ Norfolk County, and t hat it is 

gj4 i t e"3j?As'Lb leZ th^^ 

came v/ith^him (or possibly before him) pe rhap s_ s ome _ of 
thgDi..s.ettlixig in., or Prince Edward Counties. 
I mention both Counties as I know of one "Line" in 
Hastings, starting with DANIEL K. ¥OUMANS, born April 2, 
1838, .. .v/ife Eliza Henderson, born May 27, 1841. Daniel 
and Eliza were married March 27, 1861 by Reverend John 
Black in the township of Sidney, Daniel *s parents lived 
there as the marriage was solemnized at their home. As 
yet I do not know the name of the parents. Thought 
perhaps an Historian in that area might be able to assist 
me on that. 

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One "Line" in Prince Edward County starts with 
ARTHUR YOUMANS...died April 28, 1858, aged 84 years. 
His wife, HANNAH, died December 4, 1843, aged 61 years. 
Arthur Youmans, the pioneer, is mentioned in a book 
"Pioneer Life on the Bay of C^uinte". The above Arthur 
and Hannah were the parents of eleven children, namely 
Samuel, Mary, Sarah, David, Hannah, Elizabeth, Arthur , 
Hannah, Jemima, Jane and John. 

Arthur Youmans (underlined) lived in Picton, Ontario 
and w^s the husband of Sophia (first wife) and Letitia 
(second wife) (Ore ighton) ifoumans. Arthur and Sophia had 

eight children, I believe so far I only have the 

names of three of them; Reverend John S, Youmans, Sophia, 
and Hannah. (\r~x^^«oc7 V ^ c^<^j^''^tL^j . 

As you can see, my "info" is sketchy and needs much 
research, Hoivever, I believe there is a strong possi- 
bility that our Daniel and the pioneer Arthur may have 
been close relatives, I have been trying for some time to 
learn the parents and brothers and sisters of our Daniel, 
eventually I a. ncerely hope to have this information. 
Nevertheless, in the meantime I would like to learn more 
about Arthur, the pioneer and his descendants. 

Do you have any data on the "Youmans, Yeomans, 
Yeamans" families that you would be willing to send along 
to me. Would you also know of any books that I could 
read for information on the Pioneers and their descend- 
ants . 


vVhatever assistance you are able to extend to me 
will surely be much appreciated. 

Looking forward to hearing from you some time soon, 
and thanking you, I am 

Sincerely yours, 

Florence C. Bates 
(Mrs, M.M.Bates) 

P.S. Miss Welsh sent the 

following but so far do 

not know the relationship 

of the individuals. 

John Yeomans. ,. .farmer , Athol 

Richard Yeomans. .. .Clerk in Registrar Office 

Picton, Ontario 
^Arthur and Calvin. .. .farmers and millers 

township of Athol 
David Youmans..., concession 2, Lot 75P, Hallowell Township 

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